Shorewood police want to involve residents in monitoring drivers in town with a new hands-on program.
The department is making radar units available to residents, who will need to sign a use agreement and provide proof of residency to participate.
The units can be used for up to three days, and residents will receive instructions on how to operate them.
The other aspect of the program – which started May 1 – involves residents recording vehicles’ speed and the date, time and a vehicle’s description on an information log.
Generally, the operation takes two people – one to operate the radar unit and another to log information.
Police then will send letters to the registered owners of the vehicles that have been reported for speeding.
The letter will inform the registered owner that there is a concern for the safety of families in the area, and it will encourage them to drive the speed limit.
The department also will provide follow-up enforcement using information from radar logs to hone in on specific times and locations where speeders might be present.
Anyone with questions or who might be interested in participating in the program can contact Traffic Division officer Brett Middleton at email@example.com or officer Tabor Aubry at firstname.lastname@example.org or 815-725-1460.